Mike Brashear developed a passion for horses at a very young age. He sought out every piece of education and experience possible to allow him to make working with horses his livelihood. In his quest for knowledge, he was afforded the honor of riding with some of the horse training greats. Mike’s drive and acquired knowledge have allowed him to professionally train horses for over twenty years.
Mike concentrates on Foundation to Finished horses, using natural and traditional methods to create a positive relationship between horse and rider. His focus is solid horsemanship, with a love for Ranch Horse Versatility. Not only does Mike understand how to get horses to the level they need to reach, but he makes sure riders accomplish those achievements with their horses. He helps others with a variety of topics ranging from basic, common-sense horsemanship to show techniques. Only second to horses, he loves to help people. Mike appreciates the “ah-ha” moments students find, which allows them to move forward toward creating a better relationship with their horses.
Mike is a local and national clinician sponsored by Nutrena Feeds, Arenus, Drinking Post Automatic Waterers, and is a Greeley Hat Works ambassador. He helped as an Equine and Location Consultant on the esteemed documentary, American Mustang. He is honored to be a returning clinician at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. He always enjoys meeting fellow horse enthusiasts, so stop by and say hello!
Horsemanship: The Why Before The How
How we do things with our horse is the mechanics. The why is the mindset. When we get to the mind, we get down through the body, and to the feet.
How To Apply Your Groundwork To Riding
The finish to anything is based in the foundation of how you started. Transitioning from groundwork to riding and understanding where your horse’s feet are. Feel how those groundwork techniques pay off in the ride.
How Groundwork Relates To Riding
Knowing where your horse’s feet are during groundwork, and understanding how it will transition into your riding, helps build better communication and confidence in both horse and rider.
Proper Groundwork – The Why And The When
Proper groundwork is used to solve problems that are happening prior to getting on and riding your horse. It’s a pre-flight check to ensure the safety of you and your horse.
Building Confidence In Your Horsemanship
Sometimes we lack confidence due to limited knowledge or fear of the unknown. Learn how to regain that confidence through feel, timing, and balance to improve your relationship with your horse.
Trailer loading relies on knowing how to make the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult. It’s all about timing, when to add pressure and when to let your horse think about the process.Workshop Clinician